Tales from the Trail

Survey respondents dub presidential candidates ‘loser,’ ‘robotic,’ ‘weak.’

February 18, 2016

Insults between candidates in the 2016 presidential race have been de rigueur, but it’s not always the loudest insults that stick.

Jeb Bush’s gun tweet ricochets

February 17, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush tweeted a photo Tuesday of what appeared to be a handgun, with his name and title engraved on the top of the weapon. The photo bore the caption “America.” Gun control legislation has been a critical issue in the Republican primary campaign, with candidates vying to prove their pro-gun bona fides.

Wait, does that video show Bernie Sanders getting arrested?

February 16, 2016

Newly analyzed video footage of a Chicago protest in 1963 could bolster Bernie Sanders’ claims to have been a long-time champion of civil rights.

#HillaryBarks, Twitter mocks

February 16, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gestures as she meets with civil rights leaders at the National Urban League in the Manhattan borough of New York City, February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

O Canada! Rubio campaign ad featuring Vancouver stirs derision

February 16, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks during a campaign town hall at Dorchester Boat Club in Summerville, South Carolina February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane - RTX278UQ

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks during a campaign town hall at Dorchester Boat Club in Summerville, South Carolina, February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

A Trump on the Supreme Court? Cruz spars with frontrunner over vacancy

February 14, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidates (L-R) Senator Ted Cruz, businessman Donald Trump and Senator Marco Rubio pause for a moment of silence in honor of deceased Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia before the start  of the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by CBS News and the Republican National Committee in Greenville, South Carolina February 13, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst  - RTX26TLF

Senator Ted Cruz, businessman Donald Trump and Senator Marco Rubio pause for a moment of silence in honor of deceased Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia before the start of the Republican debate sponsored by CBS News and the Republican National Committee in Greenville, South Carolina, February 13, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Ted Cruz and the porn star ad

February 12, 2016

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Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, who aims to bounce back from a third-place finish in the New Hampshire primary with an appeal to South Carolina’s evangelical voters, pulled back an advertisement because it included a porn actress.

During #Demdebate, Twitter ‘feels the Bern’

February 12, 2016
Hillary Clinton speaks as Bernie Sanders listens. REUTERS/Jim Young

Hillary Clinton speaks as Bernie Sanders listens. REUTERS/Jim Young

Hillary Clinton made modest inroads on Twitter during Thursday night’s Democratic primary debate. But – on social media, at least – Bernie Sanders was the big winner.

New Dem video makes fresh push for Latino votes

February 11, 2016

The Democratic National Committee has released a new Spanish-language video underscoring that Republican front-runner Donald Trump isn’t the only presidential candidate in his party to pose a risk for undocumented immigrants in the United States.

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The art of spin: Pulling victory from New Hampshire’s jaws of defeat

February 11, 2016

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives with her daughter Chelsea Clinton and her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, to speak to supporters at her final 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Hooksett, New Hampshire February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Hilllary Clinton arrives with her daughter Chelsea Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, at her final New Hampshire primary rally in Hooksett, New Hampshire, February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder